Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers - 4/1/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (23-9-4) vs Detroit Red Wings (12-21-4)
Game Info: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -225 / Detroit Red Wings +188 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers meet Thursday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 11.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Robby Fabbri leads Detroit with 10 goals, Filip Hronek has 18 assists and Dylan Larkin has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 72.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 58 goals on 503 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 43 goals on 523 shots.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 15 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 27 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 33 goals on 450 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 59 goals on 608 shots.
The Red Wings are 8-44 in their last 52 road games and 26-78 in their last 104 overall. The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 Thursday games. The under is 6-1-2 in Red Wings last 9 overall. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Florida and 2-11 in the last 13 meetings.
The Detroit Red Wings have been god awful on the road the last three seasons and they haven't been much better in the underdog role this season. The Florida Panthers continue to flex their muscle as one of the better teams in the league and they've won five of the seven meetings this season against the Red Wings, which includes a 4-1 win on Tuesday. There's only one way to go here, and that's to take the Panthers and the PL for max betting value.
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Randy’s Pick Florida Panthers -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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